Saturday, May 05, 2007


My mother and I just finished watching Lady in the Water. That was an amazing film! Well-performed, with characters you quickly care about.

I'm too tired to write more about it. If you haven't seen it, now would be a good time!

I've mentioned about a big project I'm working on with Poser and Vue. I got to work on it some more today, and I thought I was done, until I realized that shadows had been cut off. Oops! That's ok, go back into Poser, move the camera over, re-render. Piece of cake, right?

See, this thing that I'm working on is so large and detailed that I can't do it all at once. I have to break it up 'into it's little buggy parts' (ok, that's a quote from somewhere! Who knows it?). I have to work on it one piece at a time, like a puzzle. Because even my rather nifty computer can't handle what I'm trying to do all at once.

So, go back into Poser, one at a time, move the camera over, re-render. Did one. No problem! Did two. No problem! But when I opened up the working file for part three: nothing. I can't re-render it, because nothing is there. That working file was the only version of the pre-render image number three (can't work in the full, non-broken up image, remember? It's too large). It's gone. I don't know why it saved blank, but it's blank. It opens up in Poser into a blank room. We are not happy.

So, while I should be getting to bed because it's been a long day and I have to go to the high school graduation and 18th birthday party of someone I knew as a child (oh, I feel so old. ), I'm still awake, re-detailing this image. So I can move the camera over and re-render it.

This has proven to be the most involved thing I've attempted. It's already far surpassed the ten hour fan art I did for The Many Moons of Astra. And I have this dreadful feeling that I'll finish it, and get it up on my website and show it to you, and everyone's going to be like: "Um...ok...So, why did it take so long?"

Well, that's probably a fear of almost any artist, really. But still. I want to finish this thing that's taken more than a day and counting and have people go "WOW! That's fabulous!"

I'm trying!

1 comment :

Willow Goldentree said...

Oh, I am so sorry! My mouth dropped when I read that you had lost that. :(